I think that campaign finance reform needs to happen to help level the playing field for smaller candidates who may have a harder time raising big money when compared to those affluent candidates who have rich backers. I think that campaigns should not be bought, and that is where campaign finance reform comes into play.
Campaign finance reform would help restore balance to our democracy. Currently, corporations and lobbyists have a huge influence on elections, as it takes millions to get elected in a national race and few outside the corporate world have access to such large sums of money. Industry lobbyists currently have too great an influence on politics.